Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen stay winless, pick up two ties in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Classic

By Adam Miller

September 13, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Forty minutes of extra time wasn’t enough for the Massachusetts men’s soccer team to decide either of its two games this weekend. The Minutemen are still looking for their first win after tying both games of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Classic. They finished yesterday’s game in a 1-1 draw...

Alesha Widdall post back-to-back shutouts in weekend sweep

By Mike Gillmeister

September 13, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Some say the best offense is a good defense – especially when the defense does the scoring. The No. 15 Massachusetts field hockey team extended its winning streak to three after shutting out No. 12 James Madison (2-2) and Albany (3-1) this past weekend. Junior Makaela Potts scored her second...

Minutewomen take second tie in as many games, still without a goal

By Steve Levine

September 13, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

For the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, the best offense is a good defense. But when the offense doesn’t score, matches just cannot be won. And in the case of the scoreless Massachusetts women’s soccer team, that is why they are still winless. On Sunday, the Minutewomen traveled to New Hampshire...

Doc Schneider drafted, helps Toronto Nationals to MLL Championship

By Adam Miller

September 13, 2009


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

As one of the top goalies in the nation, Doc Schneider never got to watch much lacrosse playing for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. It’s a different story being a rookie for the Toronto Nationals. The New York native was the 13th selection in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse draft after...

Minutemen to play at Michigan in 2010

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 13, 2009


Filed under Football

When the Massachusetts football team traveled to Texas Tech University last September, the Minutemen set a record for most fans (53,190) to see a UMass sporting event. But that number should disappear soon, as UMass and Michigan agreed to a contract earlier this summer to play in Ann Arbor, Mich. in...

Dick McPherson inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

By Nick O'Malley

September 13, 2009


Filed under Football

While Massachusetts coach Kevin Morris begins his career at the helm for the Minutemen, a UMass coaching legend has been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Former coach Dick McPherson, who led the Minutemen to four Yankee Conference Championships in his seven years at UMass, was one of...

Derek Kellogg creates challenging schedule to gain national exposure

By Adam Miller

September 10, 2009


Filed under Basketball

Derek Kellogg will only schedule games that are beneficial to the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. By the second-year coach’s definition, that means they need to potentially get the Minutemen on national TV. If it isn’t receiving national attention, he wants the game to be somewhere in Massachusetts...

Justine Sowry, Alesha Widdall go international

By Mike Gillmeister

September 10, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

In recent years, members of the Massachusetts women’s field hockey team who have participated in international play have faired better when returning to college. Most recently, sophomore goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and UMass coach Justine Sowry both took part in the 2009 Junior World Cup, held at Harvar...

No. 15 Minutewomen hope to keep wins coming

By Jay Asser

September 10, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Coming off a big upset win over previously ranked No. 9 Iowa, the Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Albany this weekend to take on two tough opponents in its first road trip of the season. After leaping from No. 17 to 15 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, the Minutewomen...

Cross country looks to upperclassmen to get back to A-10’s

By Mike Mastone

September 10, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

  The Massachusetts cross country teams will travel to New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with the men looking to take their first step towards back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles. The Minutemen, who edged Duquesne by one point at last season’s A-10 Championships, will face...

13 return for Ken O’Brien

By Gary Tarantino

September 10, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

The 2008 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Ken O’Brien, and the Massachusetts men’s cross country team have been chosen to repeat as A-10 Champions for the 2009 season behind a hefty veteran squad of 13 upperclassmen. The Minutemen will compete in five events before the A-10 Championships on Oct....

Minutemen host Albany in 2009 home opener

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 10, 2009


Filed under Football

No one can blame the Massachusetts football team’s loss to Kansas State on a lack of effort, and if it can replicate that effort, coach Kevin Morris likes the No. 17 Minutemen’s chances against Albany this Saturday. “Effort is certainly an area where we can always get better with, but we had tr...